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-american, harry reid calling them evil mongers, other people calling them mobs and thugs. the backlash against the democratic party here is astonishing. middle american by 2 to 1, they agree with the protesters and not with the democratic party. >> eleanor. >> first of all, cindy said to shout down over people views is un-american. they didn't call the shouters un-american. i think the president has lost momentum here. people who have insurance are worried that they are going to lose something in this very extensive package. and the president really doesn't have a single bill that he can point to. he doesn't have a clear message and all of the bills floating around on political provide lots of inviting targets for people who want to kill healthcare and want to kill the obama presidency along with it. the political stakes here are huge and the president has done a good job with the special interest. they are all tentatively on board. it's the political opposition that is much more intense this time and it seems to have caught the obama administration by surprise. >> you are seeing the americ
. this morning the senate's top democrat harry reid said while congress mourns the death of ted kennedy it only pushes them forward to enact health care reform. armando trull for 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> we knew senator kennedy was living with brain cancer but there were recent signs his health was detear rating. last week he asked massachusetts lawmakers to revamp state law allowing them to appoint his replacement rather than holding a special election. he wanted to make sure massachusetts had two votes in the senate and he did not attend the funeral of his sister, eunice kennedy shriver. the founder of the special olympics died at age 88. senator kennedy blamed his health from keeping him from the funeral. >>> news of the senator's death came down early this morning. there's plenty of reaction on the web. kristin fisher has that part of the story. good morning. >> that's right. it is the big story on the web this morning, both on websites here at home and overseas. now, senator kennedy was a senator from massachusetts, but he really was a national political figure and very well known ar
in the fierce debate over health care reform. early this morning, harry reid promised that congress would continue to push for health care reform, a lifelong cause of kennedy's. reed said, the liberal lion's mighty roar may now fall silent but his dream shall never die. senator ted kennedy was 77. his successor will be chosen in five months through a special election. live in washington this morning. michelle back to you. >> thank you. >>> for more now on ted kennedy's life and legacy, here's hari. >> reporter: born into the kennedy political dynasty in 1932, he was known as teddy. he was the youngest son of joseph and rose kennedy. he followed in his father's and brothers' footsteps. along the way he earned the respect of democrats and even republicans who fought much of what he stood for. >> he is a fabulous united states senator. when he's against you, it's tough. when he's with you, it is a great experience. >> reporter: the brother of president john kennedy came on the political scene in 1962, when he finished out jfk's senate term. ted's quick ascent would soon be marred by tragedy.
harry reid said the democrats have enough votes to pass the bill, meaning consumers could take advantage of the rebates of up to $4,500 until labor day. >>> at six miles an hour, you wouldn't think a tap to your bumper would be a big deal until you find out the cost to fix it. among the most popular midsizeded cars from the insurance institute for highway safety, the mazda 6 was the only one to score an acceptable rating with the average cost to fix its bumper of nearly $900. the honda accord got a marginal rating with an average repair cost of a little more than $1,000. the ford fusion and the chevy malibu both got poor marks with an average cost of more than $2,000 for repairs. karen? >> claire leka here in new york. thank you. >>> just ahead on the morning news, a tearful homecoming for two american journalists. >>> plus massive storms bringing large hail clobber arkansas. >>> first, katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> we'll have the remarkable story of how this baseball e in agleverven seen a single game. ♪ there's only one word for this ♪ ♪ it's blis
. majority leader harry reid says he has the votes now to extend the recent program which is designed to get gas guzzlers off the road. >>> studies show you are a lot more likely to crash your vehicle on a cell phone. the obama administration says drivers need to wise up when they are behind the wheel. so next month the transportation secretary will convene a summit on distracted driving. >> we need to put an end to unsafe cell phone use, typing on blackberries and other activities that require drivers to take their eyes off the reasoned their focus away from driving. >>> a new virginia tech study found that drivers are six times more likely to crash if they are dialing a cell phone and a study by car and driver magazine found that texting and driving is more dangerous than drunken driving. >> however, drunk driving is still a huge killer in this country and tonight police say that was the cause of last week's deadly crash on a new york highway. a woman who drove the wrong way had been smoking marijuana, was very drunk and even had a bottle of vodka in the car. the crash killed that driver,
with this and they are trying to keep those guys in communication and harry reid on the majority side who wants to make sure he is overseeing it. they have to make sure something does or does not get through the senate. they have a significant role to play and i wouldn't be confused. i think they are definitely watching from the side and making their -- >> yes or no, the only vote today the sonia sotomayor vote. >> he will get that on thursday. that is all but assured. right now it is all over but the shoutin'. i think we are waiting for the vote. >> it is all over for us. and we will have a look at the forecast and the obama administration promises to put its efforts behind a clearing and cleaning the water in our area. >>> and some local post offices could be closed to save money. we'll be right back. of kelly saunder's nature valley, the place that inspires her to go faster... and slower, elk mountains, colorado. where's yours? 100% natural nature valley granola bars. the taste nature intended. >>> 14 post offices are on a list of 1,000 that could be closed. it is an effort to save cash. the agency is strug
leader harry reid said the best way to keep that dream alive to pass health care reform. armando trull for 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> the senators death came in a statement released by his family. here's part of it. we have lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joy us light in our lives but the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on in our hearts and lives. we knew senator kennedy was living with brain cancer but there had been signs his health was deteriorating. he asked massachusetts lawmakers to revamp state law allowing them to appoint his replacement instead of holding a special election. he said he wanted to be sure massachusetts had two votes in the senate. >>> it made headlines when the senator did not attend the funeral of eunice kennedy shriver. the founder of the special olympics died at the age of 88. senator kennedy blamed his health for keeping him from her funeral. >>> republicans are praising the life and career of senator kennedy. california governor arnold schwarzenegger, who's married to kennedy's niece maria shriver called him
friend. from harry reid, it was the thrill of my lifetime to work with ted kenny. from nancy pelosi, no one has done more than senator kennedy to educate our children, care for our seniors. from john kerry, we have known for sometime this day was coming. nothing makes it any easier. we have lost a great light in our lives and politics and it will never be the same again. now congress is in recess right now. most members are back in their states or with their families. many of them most likely still waking up and learning the sad news this morning. but, maggie, as you said, this is likely to be a very different place when they come back in september. >> reporter: tough to imagine. nancy cordes on capitol hill. thanks, nancy. we take you to boston and the john f. kennedy presidential library and museum where jim axelrod is standing by. i understand people have been bringing flowers. >> reporter: a lot of reaction and condolences here in massachusetts. not just from the prominent but the everyday folks remembering senator kennedy this reaction. first reaction from governor schwarzenegg
driving, as it turns out, at least according to these studies. very quickly, cash for clunkers. harry reid says there's going to be another couple billion dollars in the pipeline. that's what he believes anyhow. there is a problem with inventory. from your perspective, do you think that has worked? and should it continue? >> it's a wildly popular program, harry. it's worked very .llwe in about eight or ten days, the government has proved we can get money out the door and sell almost 160,000 cars and push about $600 million out the door in order to do it. this is a huge boost for the economy. so we have proven that government can get it done. i know there's a car plant that's going to be opening up i think in ohio or already has. we think it's going to create -- >> ray lahood, thank you so much. we'll be right back. >> thank you. >>> this portion of the "early show" sponsored by lendingtree.com. control your financial destiny. get started at the all-new lendingtree.com. introducing smoothies from sunnyd ! as much calcium and vitamin d as milk, and so creamy smooth and bold, they'll love get
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